Pope Francis has supported the Mexican migrants who encamped at the border with the United States with 500,000 dollars. That financial assistance planned to be distributed among 27 projects promoted by 16 Mexican dioceses and religious communities.
Pope’s intention to assist migrants in Mexico is clear and real, a half a million dollars from the Peter’s Pence collections will be distributed among dozens of charitable projects promoted by Mexican congregations. According to the Vatican’s plan, $500,000 will be spent to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants who stuck at the Mexican-US border.
While the US border closed for months, thousands of migrants are continuing to arrive from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala. Pope’s aid is intended to assist the more than 75,000 people who arrived in Mexico in 2018, in six migrant caravans.
“All these people were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood”, Peter’s Pence statement reads.
Thanks to the continuing assistance of the Catholic Church, which hosts thousands of migrants in hotels within the dioceses or religious congregations, the desperate people from Latin America get basic necessities, from housing to clothing.
The statement from Peter’s Pence insists that “a regulated and transparent use of the resources, which must be accounted for, is required before the aid is assigned”. It notes that thirteen projects have already been approved, with another fourteen currently being evaluated.
Thanks to charitable projects, the migrants are still alive. The Christian charity and solidarity are able to cope with any circumstances, while the Mexican bishops hope to be able to continue helping migrants.